# 13 Archetypes: Skeptic

• Well I solved it! I had the answers for the longest time I just didn't see it lol it was right in front of me good luck everyone and happy new years!

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To get results in right order, solve last puzzle first, first one last. Number conversions for last puzzle, asc ye and ye shall receive. Number for middle, three letters are all you need.

• this middle kakuro is really throwing me off.. got repeating numbers in the same sum because the clues forced it, and seeing another forced error elsewhere..

I'm just lost at this moment.

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@SquallLHeart I was also stuck at the same point for the longest time. My only suggestion is to start from the bottom right hand and work your way clockwise. Hope that helps.

• Personally I was kind of disappointed in the keyword not being more directly tied to the word skeptic but maybe that's just me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

• in the end I just brute forced it..

knew the general number range each needed to be in and searched for a match in a keyword.. then brute forced the last digit by trying every combination.. eesh.. I'm too tired to reverse engineer the error in that..

but nonetheless, a very new and interesting thing to learn, even if they threw in an error that just made it all wonky and more difficult. oof.

• Ya truthfully did a tad of brute Force too lol

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for those of you who have found a series of numbers and only need to arrange them into a Passcode,

this might help: the left puzzle is the suffix, the middle puzzle remains in the middle and the right puzzle is the prefix.

The format this challenge is: # xx # x # Keyword ## xx

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I solved all 3 . I even think to see the keyword, also the end matches as always. How to solve now. I have 3 pieces bevore the keyword, and the one puzzle. Am i on the right track ?

• Sure...hit me up on telegram...same username

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edited January 2020

Thanks for the last missing hint i needed. Should keep the old puzzle solutions more in mind 😂

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Ok clever for the last puzzle.. I think I got that one.. but on the first Number puzzle I think I found the mistake but I’m not sure. Almost have the logic puzzle too but would like to bounce of someone if possible.

(edit) ok I might have puzzle 1 done

if you have Amino or Discord you can PM me. I’d really appreciate it.

(Edit) Ok.. I found the mistake that’s to the hints about puzzle 2, pretty sure I solved them all, but have NO idea what to do now. .. & I’m still second guessing my answer to Puzzle 1...

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Feel free to PM me on Telegram if you want to go over it :)

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My understanding is that "Skeptic" is reflected by the fact that in each puzzle there is one wrong clue. We need to be skeptical to take every piece of information. In that sense I quite like this week's challenge, it was a real Skeptic.

And then I am now really eager to see what happens next week for Listener. Another audio question? Maybe.

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The Skeptic Archetype is Dr. Martin Schubert. Look at his (Schubert in the Osiris node) professional background for a connection to the keyword.

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Descriptions of the "Listener" archetype:

"The Listener, who can perceive what others may not"

"Your keen senses make up for what you lack in strength. You are quick to react, and your natural sense of resonance enables you to interact with XM in ways that others wish they could."

So, being able to "sense" what others can not. And maybe something about "resonating". Another form of steganography? I hope it's not something with autostereograms.

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I don’t have Telegram. Nor can I download it until I get a new phone. I’m on Ingress Amino, on the Amino Community App. Under the same name. Or I can put my Discord name then delete it after you contact me.

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I don't know how well it works on mobile, but I log into my same telegram account on both my mobile device and at https://web.telegram.org/ and they both stay synchronized nicely.

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• ill see if I can barrow a laptop because I only have a phone. But Take won’t be until tomorrow night. About 9 Pm CST, and that’s if I can.

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This one was excellent! There was lots of stuff to chew on and a fun twist with no fancy tech needed.

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Good lord did this puzzle take a LOT of work. Thank you @oscarc1 for helping me find my error with the keyword logic!

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Any chance I could pick your brains a bit? I figured I'd poke at this puzzle while I had some free time at work, and I *think* I'm maybe a couple steps away from putting it all together.

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Yeah, of course. Same name on telegram

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edited January 2020

Done. Sent over an annotated version of the original image; hopefully it helps you understand my thought process so far.

ETA: Thanks to @guardLK for his assistance; he found a mistake I made working on the final stage of the middle puzzle. (Note to self: get more caffeine into the bloodstream before tackling puzzles like this!)

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Having seen someone else's workings I now see how you got a double digit,

The keyword should still be obvious but not quite correct

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Only useful hint if you got 46 numbers from dreamer instead of comon shortcut most took

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Thanks Oscar. I finally can finish the code.

Got it!

• Hey is anyone able to help still not understanding how to do the right puzzle with all the letters?